PALACE JOIN VILLA IN ABRAHAM CHASE

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is attracting the interest of several Premier League teams during this summer’s transfer window. Abraham was frozen out of the Chelsea team by manager Thomas Tuchel in the second half of last season and he’s expected to leave the West London club this summer.

 

 

Abraham, 23, came through the ranks at Chelsea before he was sent on loan to clubs like Swansea City and Aston Villa. The England international returned to Chelsea from his loan spell at Villa two years ago to establish himself in the first team under former manager Frank Lampard. The Nigerian-born English striker has drawn comparison with Blues legend Didier Drogba due to his style of play.
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DROGBA REPORTEDLY WORKING TO OBTAIN COACHING BADGES

Although the reports are yet to be confirmed, there are rumors that former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is currently working on obtaining his coaching badges and license as he looks to return to football but in a different position. Drogba is a popular and well-known legend in the world of football not only for his status as one of the best strikers of his generation but also for the achievements he enjoyed as well.

 

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He was signed by former Chelsea manager José Mourinho who brought the Ivorian to Stamford Bridge years ago and he would then go on to cement his status as a legend at the club. Drogba’s career at Chelsea was a thrilling one for a couple of reasons, including the fact that he was a well-recognized big-game player because of his ability to turn up on big occasions and how he was able to score crucial goals in big games.
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DROGBA TALKS ABOUT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TRIUMPH

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has opened up on the impressive Champions League title win at the club nine years ago and the events that preceded it. Drogba was a key part of the Chelsea team that defeated Bayern Munich on penalties in the final to win the Champions League trophy for the first time in the club’s history.

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DidierDrogbatalked extensively about the 2012 Champions League title win on his Twitter handle last week to celebrate its ninth year anniversary. The Ivorian football icon revealed how he told a young Juan Manuel Mata to help Chelsea win the Champions League title in February. In his response, the Manchester United midfielder replied the Blues legend that he was in a better position to win the competition for Chelsea. According to Drogba, he had been at the club for eight years and the best they could do is a runner-up spot to Premier League rivals Manchester United in 2008.
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WHY DROGBA-LIKE STRIKER REJECTED MOVEREVELAED

Premier League clubs like West Ham United and Newcastle United were interested in signing Spezia striker MbalaN’Zola during the January transfer window according to his agent Doug Pingisi. He made this known in an interview with Grand Hotel Calciomercato.

 

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MbalaN’Zola has been likened to Chelsea legend Didier Drogbadue to his playing style. The Spezia attacker could have followed in the footsteps of Didier Drogba by moving to the Premier League. Ivorian football icon Didier Drogba left French club Olympique Marseille to join Chelsea in a £24m deal in the summer of 2004 and he went on to have a very good career with the West London club.
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HOW DROGBA JNR. CELEBRATED FIRST GOAL

Isaac Drogba is the son of Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and he recentlyscored his first goal as a professional footballer in the colours of his Italian fourth tier club Caratese. He was on target in the league game with Caronnese at the end of last month and he celebrated in style by using his father’s trademark celebration move.

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Didier Drogba had a unique goal celebration style during his playing career, and it seems his son has picked up that celebration style.
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DROGBA IN FRANCE (BIO)

Didier Drogba started his professional career at Le Mans in the French league and he had been at the club for three years before the Ivorian was handed a professional contract at the age of 21. At that stage, it had dawned on Didier Drogba that he had to buckle up or risk losing the opportunity to become a professional footballer. His breakthrough season at Le Mans saw him score seven goals in 30 games in what was his first campaign in the first team. In the following season, Didier Drogba didn’t perform well due to injuries and loss of form. In his third season withLe Mans first team, the Ivorian football icon returned to form with five goals in 21 appearances for his team.

He would move to Guingamp in the same French league midway through the 2001/02 season. Didier Drogba scored three times in 11 games as he helped Guingamp to avoid demotion to the lower leagues.
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SILVA MENTIONS DROGBA AS TOUGH OPPONENT

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has named Blues legend Didier Drogba as one of his toughest opponents during an illustrious playing career spanning almost two decades professionally. Silva spoke to the official website of Chelsea football club about the top ten toughest opponents that he has faced in his career and Didier Drogba was eighth on the list behind Liverpool player Roberto Firmino. Didier Drogba crossed paths with Thiago Silva a few times before the Ivorian football legend called time on his hugely successful football career some years ago. Didier Drogba was ahead of the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria on the list. Silva played with both Mbappe and Di Maria at French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) before he left the club last summer. Silva ended his association with PSG after his contract expired and he went on to sign for Chelsea as a free agent.

On his toughest opponent, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was unsurprisingly the recipient as named by Silva ahead of Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi and Ronaldo are widely regarded as the best two players of their generation and it is a little surprise that they are the top two toughest opponents faced by the Chelsea defender. Fellow Brazilian Neymar completes the top three for Thiago Silva, while Swedish football icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in at fourth place. The Brazilian duo of Adriano and Romario were in fifth and sixth place respectively according to the list of players mentioned by the Chelsea centre back.
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MBAPPE REVEALS DROGBA ENCOUNTER AT CHELSEA

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Kylian Mbappe has revealed his meeting with Didier Drogba at a young age. Kylian Mbappe wrote in a column for The Player’s Tribune on how he first met Chelsea legend Didier Drogba at a young age. According to him, he had visited London 11 years ago and that he was fortunate to meet Didier Drogba, who was at the peak of his powers back then. The Ivorian football legend took pictures with Kylian Mbapp eand he would later show his friends at his youth club AS Bondy. Kylian Mbappe said his friends didn’t believe him initially when he told them that he met Didier Drogba in London until he showed them proof via the pictures taken by his father.


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EX-CHELSEA PLAYER WANTS ‘NEW DROGBA’

Former Chelsea player Alan Hudson has given up on new signing Timo Werner following his poor form over the course of the last few months. Alan Hudson spoke about Timo Werner in an exclusive interview with media outlet CaughtOffside as he said that a new striker in the form of Didier Drogba or Peter Osgood is needed at the club. According to him, England international Tammy Abraham is the Chelsea striker with the most similarities to Didier Drogba but the club needs an upgrade on him. Didier Drogba and Peter Osgood are Chelsea legends who became cult heroes at Stamford Bridge because of their striking ability.

Timo Werner was signed by Chelsea last summer in a £53m deal from RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga and he started his Chelsea career but the German international has lost his way in recent months especially in the final weeks of the just ended Frank Lampard managerial reign. Frank Lampard was sacked as the Chelsea boss last month and replaced by German tactician Thomas Tuchel and the general consensus is that maybe he would be able to get the best out of Timo Werner. Timo Werner has already drawn comparisons with Fernando Torres, who flopped at Chelsea after the club splashed the sum of £50m on his transfer in January 2012. Continue reading “EX-CHELSEA PLAYER WANTS ‘NEW DROGBA’”

DROGBA GIVES ADVICE TO TAMMY ABRAHAM

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has given striker Tammy Abraham a piece of advice that would come in handyfor him now and in the future after the Blues player came on social media to defend teammate Antonio Rudiger. Recent reports claimed that all is not well in the Chelsea dressing room due to the fight between club skipper Cesar Azpilicueta and German international centre back Antonio Rudiger.


To this effect, Nigerian-born England international Tammy Abraham took to his official Twitter handle to show his support for Antonio Rudiger as he pointed out that the ex-AS Roma defender is like a big brother to him and the other young players at the club. Didier Drogba reacted to his tweet by advising him that togetherness is the way and that Tammy Abraham and the other Chelsea players need to need to stick together for one another. Didier Drogba is a legend at Chelsea and he has been following the club in close quarters since he finally left in 2015. He has been a role model for Tammy Abraham since his time at the club as pointed out by the two parties. Continue reading “DROGBA GIVES ADVICE TO TAMMY ABRAHAM”